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Modern Hybrids or heirloom?

Published on 3/25/2017
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I am in no way an authority on gardening or planting, but my Mother has put out a garden every year for as long as I can remember. But this year, due to a scheduled open heart surgery in the next few days there will be no garden this year. I was telling her that I wanted to plant some tomatoes at least.

She explained to me that there are two types of main seeds to choose from as you buy for your garden. Modern Hybrids or Heirloom. The hybrids are like what you get at the grocery store, whereas the heirloom vegetables are the old-time variety. They are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seed to replant from year to year and hand down the seeds through multiple generations of families. I found that interesting so I decided to do a little research on it.

Exceptional taste is the No. 1 reason why people choose heirloom seeds

I found that with hybrids, taste and nutrition have been sacrificed. Research has shown, hybrid vegetables and grains are substantially less nutritious. With commercial growers, a higher yield is what is important. 

The Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom and other rare seeds, states that “The standard Florida tomato is a good example. Instead of old-time juicy tangy tomatoes. It tastes different because it was bred to be picked green and gas-ripened because that’s what is needed for commercial growing and shipping.”

Heirloom seeds have a history to tell you on how you are connected to other gardeners from the past. Heirloom seeds have been grown all around the world for many centuries and then handed down throughout generations of families. Creating an heirloom takes years.

 

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It is still to cool to plant my tomatoes, but I’m sure looking forward to some fried green tomatoes. Any advice would sure be appreciated!

 

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